Karmic Revenge


Every now and then

vengeful thoughts may cross my mind,

allowing me to feel

a sweet release.

Lost in a dream

I see a way out

of a sea of torment,

no longer do I need

to remember.

As I wonder

of your soul,

I feel a freedom

you will never know.

Though I've been beaten

I lift my head high

always aware

that the merry goes around

over and over

the past repeats.

Looking over your shouldar

always a glance behind

to see what comes.

Forever to worry

of what I will do

or where I will be,

if I will take a stand

make a statement

do something in return,

worry and shame your constant companions.

In your world,

a broken clock sits in the corner

forgotten under a layer of dust

a calendar remains stuck on that date,

imprisoned as you wait and watch.

Years go by

but I know my turn will come.

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I just love this. It makes me smile as I remember some events in life. Very nice free verse poetry. Deep and beautiful.

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

That was a very fast read. Like the sound of a heartbeat racing. Nice piece.

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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Nice! I wouldn't want to be the one who did you wrong-- it would never end :)

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You really did do a very nice job with this....the pace was excellent.

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

@rebeccamealey thanks for reading and the nice comment.

@ytsenoh I didn't notice that part.

@UnnamedHarald I would just write endless poetry about it!

thanks so much @billybuc

I really appreciate all the beautiful comments. It gives me encouragement for my writing.

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michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

Im not an expert on poetry, but you seem to do a very good job with it.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I for sure wouldn't want to be the one who did you wrong. Emotions are raging..Loved the honesty...

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Oh how those forgotten memories surface and cause us to cringe! Great poetry and very well done.

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

@michiganman567 Thanks for the support.

@always exploring Thanks, I try to capture what I feel in the moment.

Appreciate your comments @teaches12345

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Derdriu 4 years ago

TruthForNow, Wow! And the original art work is equally great. But the computer is a bit jittery today, and the print isn't clear. What is the message just above the mountains and to the right of the girl?

Up + UABI.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks Derdriu. I took that picture of artwork painted on the wall of a church building. I don't remember the exact message of the quote. I just liked the picture.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, i agree with you on that...nothing good will come out of revenge...great work...

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Just give it time and what goes around usually comes around raciniwa.

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nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Yes. Our turn will come sooner or later. I agree! beautiful!

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Aisha Jilani 4 years ago from Lahore

nicely written. voted up :)

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